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07

Mar

Education = Gold at the Winter OlympicsCheck out this neat infographic on how education affects an athlete’s chances for a medal in Sochi.

Education = Gold at the Winter Olympics
Check out this neat infographic on how education affects an athlete’s chances for a medal in Sochi.

27

Feb

7 places where you can get a free online educationWhether you’re looking to brush up on your calculus or test your brainpower against Ivy League students, you can do it for free online.

7 places where you can get a free online education
Whether you’re looking to brush up on your calculus or test your brainpower against Ivy League students, you can do it for free online.

We love this! Donate to cool projects by teachers and students in high-need schools, and AT&T will match $250,000. Learn more here.

We love this! Donate to cool projects by teachers and students in high-need schools, and AT&T will match $250,000. Learn more here.

17

Feb

Some Americans may want to take a basic science classA new reports finds that 1 in 4 Americans are unaware that the Earth orbits the sun and that nearly 50 percent don’t know how antibiotics work.

Some Americans may want to take a basic science class
A new reports finds that 1 in 4 Americans are unaware that the Earth orbits the sun and that nearly 50 percent don’t know how antibiotics work.

17

Jan

CERN offers high school students a chance to smash atomsThe science organization will select the nine best proposals that investigate the mysteries of matter.

CERN offers high school students a chance to smash atoms
The science organization will select the nine best proposals that investigate the mysteries of matter.

14

Jan

Caffeine can boost memory, study findsCalling all test takers: new research suggests that a shot of caffeine after a learning session may help to enhance memory.

Caffeine can boost memory, study finds
Calling all test takers: new research suggests that a shot of caffeine after a learning session may help to enhance memory.

20

Nov

For inner-city kids, community garden offers a chance to connect with natureGardening is a foreign experience to most of the students who live in Curtis Bay, Md. In fact, these Baltimore-area kids so rarely get to leave their own small urban community that many of them aren’t used to being in nature. Nature Works Everywhere is an educational program developed by The Nature Conservancy that gives the kids a chance to learn about the environment by building and working in a local garden.

For inner-city kids, community garden offers a chance to connect with nature
Gardening is a foreign experience to most of the students who live in Curtis Bay, Md. In fact, these Baltimore-area kids so rarely get to leave their own small urban community that many of them aren’t used to being in nature. Nature Works Everywhere is an educational program developed by The Nature Conservancy that gives the kids a chance to learn about the environment by building and working in a local garden.

23

Oct

Math ability starts in infancy, study suggestsExperience, education and motivation still matter a great deal later in life as the child learns additional math skills.

Math ability starts in infancy, study suggests
Experience, education and motivation still matter a great deal later in life as the child learns additional math skills.

11

Oct

5 ways science classes will changeThe Next Generation Science Standards aim to improve U.S. students’ performance in STEM (science-technology-engineering-math) subjects.

5 ways science classes will change
The Next Generation Science Standards aim to improve U.S. students’ performance in STEM (science-technology-engineering-math) subjects.

10

Oct

Texas professor to teach Dumpster Dwelling 101The bespectacled love child of Henry David Thoreau, Bill Nye and Oscar the Grouch, Professor Dumpster (aka Jeff Wilson) will be teaching lessons in sustainability from his new home: a converted dumpster on the campus of Huston-Tillotson University.

Texas professor to teach Dumpster Dwelling 101
The bespectacled love child of Henry David Thoreau, Bill Nye and Oscar the Grouch, Professor Dumpster (aka Jeff Wilson) will be teaching lessons in sustainability from his new home: a converted dumpster on the campus of Huston-Tillotson University.